Pet Relocation Tips
When you are relocating with pets, you want to ensure they are comfortable and safe. The following pet relocation tips can help make the transition easier for you and your pets.
Medical Records and Shots
When moving to a new location, you will likely change vets. Make sure to acquire a copy of your pet’s medical records before you move so you can give them to the new veterinarian. While you are picking up the medical records, make sure that your pet’s shots are up to date. As an animal owner, you need to make sure that your pet has current rabies tags on their collar, especially if you will be letting your dog out while traveling to your new location.
Bring the Boxes in Early
The ASPCA recommends bringing your moving boxes into your home early. By doing this, it will give your pets some time to become used to them.
Introduce Pets to the New Location Slowly
Once you arrive at your new home, introduce your pets to one room at a time. After they are comfortable with the first room, introduce them to the second room. Continue this process until they are comfortable with the entire house. This is one of the most important pet relocation tips. If you introduce the pets to the home too quickly, they might go into hiding, try to run away or destroy your household items.
Find Pet Friendly Hotels
If you plan to stay in a hotel on the way to your new location, research accommodations before you leave. You will want to make sure that you locate pet friendly hotels. There may be additional pet fees that you will have to pay per pet.
These tips can help when relocating pets so you and your animals can start enjoying your new home together.